Fighting for a U.S. federal budget that prioritizes peace, economic security and shared prosperity
Medicare has made it possible for me to continue living. I have had five stent operations…. So, literally, my life depends upon the fact that I am able to go to the doctor. MoreDavid from Austin, TX | Map
The more you make, the more you’re penalized, the more [taxes] you pay. So, people go through life in this country thinking, 'you know, the harder I work, the [higher] percentage I pay.' MoreMark from Urbandale, IA | Map
I’ve been sitting here trying to figure what I can do if Social Security stops. What am I going to be able to do to support us? MoreEmmette from College Corner, OH | Map
I would absolutely not be able to go to college if I didn’t receive federal aid. MoreLaura from Stafford, VA | Map
I'm one of those people who believe that taxes are like dues that you pay to belong to a great club - in this case a great country. MoreAnn from Chicopee, MA | Map
We are spending 27 cents out of each tax dollar on the military.... I love this country [but] we need to find ways to reduce this burden by more than half. MoreBill from Denver, CO | Map
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